World Space Week - October 4-10, 2018
World Space Week 2018
World Space Week is the largest annual space event in the world. United Nations The General Assembly declared 4 to 10 October World Space Week in order to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.
World Space Week helps build up the workforce of tomorrow by inspiring students, demonstrates visible public support for the space programme, educates the public about space activities, and fosters international cooperation in space outreach and education. Since 2007, more than 94 nations have participated in more than 2,250 events with more than 1.3 million attendees.
The dates commemorate the launch, on 4 October 1957, of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, and the entry into force, on 10 October 1967, of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.
2018 World Space Week Theme: “Space Unites the World”
The theme for World Space Week 2018 is “Space Unites the World.”
It celebrates the role of space in bringing the world closer together.
The theme is inspired by UNISPACE+50, an historic gathering of world space leaders which took place in June 2018.
UNISPACE+50 promotes cooperation between spacefaring and emerging space nations and helps space exploration activities become open and inclusive on a global scale